Utley Has 3 Hits, HR Gives Phils Win Over Marlins
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chase Utley extended his hot start with the tie-breaking homer among three hits, sparking the Philadelphia Phillies to a 4-3 victory over the Miami Marlins on Sunday for a three-game sweep.
Utley raised his average to .500 through 10 games, with six doubles, three home runs and 10 RBIs. The five-time All-Star, who missed two games with the flu, has a hit in all 10 of his games this season.
Will Nieves had three hits and two RBIs for Philadelphia, which has won 13 of the last 16 games against Miami.
Garrett Jones homered and Casey McGehee had two hits and an RBI for the Marlins, who lost their seventh straight.
Utley broke a 3-all tie with two outs in the eighth by driving a 1-0 offering from Mike Dunn (0-1) into the seats in right-center.
A.J. Bastardo (1-1) pitched a scoreless eighth for the win.
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